Manchester United have reportedly ruled out bringing back Mason Greenwood for the season, citing business considerations as part of their explanation.
According to Mail Online, United officials have now ruled out Greenwood joining the team for training until at least the 2023-24 season, with the club’s internal probe unlikely to be completed until the summer.
The club is afraid that reintroducing Greenwood into the fold would be detrimental to their financial interests since their corporate partners have warned them that it would be a public relations disaster, although some footballing staff is receptive to his return.
United is conducting an independent inquiry into the suspended player’s behavior after Greater Manchester Police dropped all allegations of attempted rape, assault, and coercive and controlling behavior last month, allowing for a possible return.
Greenwood is said to have met with the club on a regular basis after his charges were dismissed, indicating his wish to return to the field. According to reports, the club is split on whether or not to let him return.
Several staff members apparently believe Greenwood should be given another shot, but the club’s commercial side is concerned that reintroducing the striker could harm United’s reputation.
Greenwood’s profile remains on the club website, and the Premier League club has not redistributed his No. 11 shirt. The forward has continued to receive his wage since his suspension and, according to the Mail, is still owed more than £8 million under his current contract.